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Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.

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PowerPoint - how to keep animations running when zooming in during a presentation?

I am running a PowerPoint presentation that has several animations. At some points I need to zoom in during the presentation, either using ctrl-mouse wheel or using the magnifier in the presentation. ...
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Make an L shaped object have round corners

How can I modify an L shaped object so it will have round corners? It is one of the basic shapes you can choose in the menu. I know I can do it with a "regular" shape: I want my L shape to ...
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Preserving the links between files when exporting multiple powerpoint files to PDF files

I have a presentation with many rich slides (about 150) and many internal links to navigate between the slides. The internal links are preserved when exporting the file to PDF (I provide the ...
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Multiple list levels in PowerPoint

I'm about to lose it. After some research, it seems you can only have nested bullet points (list levels) if you are using the default "paragraph" text element. I have a bunch of custom ...
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Why images are not showing in slide show mode Ms PowerPoint?

When I insert an image in the slide , it is visible in the preview and editor mode but not in slide show mode. I am using a Lenovo tab 4 8 . I am also part of office insider program but I don't think ...
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Force PowerPoint 365 to save images internally as JPEGs

tl;dr By reading some Internet and by performing own experiments I've learnt that no matter what file type my images has, PowerPoint 365 always saves them internally as PNG. Making file for any ...
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Scripted letters in Powerpoint math?

(1) In LaTeX, I can produce scripted letters by using \mathscr from the mathrsfs package, e.g. $\mathscr{X}$, $\mathscr{U}$, $\mathscr{S}$ (2) However, when I use these commands in Word LaTeX mode, I ...
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PowerPoint keyboard shortcut: How to navigate through slides but stay in notes pane

(Effectively the same question as Is there keyboard shortcuts for changing slides in PowerPoint 2013 even when you're in the notes pane but PowerPoint 365 in May 2022.) When typing notes for a ...
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Powerpoint- fast ways to "insert and link" an image

I make a lot of slides with png images (graphs made with matplotlib) that are frequently updated. I love being able to insert and link these images, since the slides stay up-to-date when the images ...
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How to resize objects as a group in PowerPoint without loosing animations

In PowerPoint (any version I've tried since I first had a computer... including the most recent one), if you want to resize multiple objects simultaneously "as a group", so that also their ...
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How to save settings as default in MS PowerPoint

I am trying to save MS PowerPoint settings so that every time that I open a new document it has those same settings. I am particularly (and, to be honest, only) interested in the embedding fonts check ...
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Individual Excel cells exporting into successive PowerPoint slides

I have an Excel sheet with names in one column. I'm hoping to link that column to a Title block in PowerPoint so that each successive slide has a different name... Slide 1 title is Aaron Aaronson ...
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Powerpoint slides (shapes) don't seem to inherit alternative text from master

I would like to replace an element in my powerpoint slides to have a sense of document property variables. I do have the macro in place, and it works. But I don't understand why slides created, and ...
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What is the autosave powerpoint file extension

Following a windows PC crash, when asked if I wanted to save an autosave powerpoint presentation, I accidentally clicked no. All my work was lost and the autorecover folder C:\Users\<user>\...
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Office 365 PowerPoint - Hitting Tab in Bullet List Doesn’t Indent

I’ve seen this raised either for Word or for earlier versions of PowerPoint, where the solution is to enable the Auto-Correct as you type property “Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces”....
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'Transparency' Trigger Animations gets reset in PowerPoint

I have a shape in slide 1 that has a 'line colour' emphasis trigger animation and a hyperlink to slide 3 (on the same shape). Once the shape is clicked in slide show mode, the line colour changes and ...
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Trigger slide zoom with space key

I have a slide which contains with some content that is always shown, a slide zoom and two text boxes that appear through animations. In the presentation, I first want to zoom to the detail slide, go ...
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Remove dotted lines in background of PowerPoint's design pages

Recently my PowerPoint have added a dotted grid in the background of the design pages (not the running presentation). I think it is intended to help me align stuff, but how do I remove them?
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What is the keyboard shortcut for pasting without formatting in Powerpoint?

In Microsoft Powerpoint 2019, if I want to paste using: Ctrl + Shift + V, that doesn't work, what is the new shortcut?
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How do I embed a link to a YouTube video in PowerPoint without ads?

I embed youtube links in Powerpoint without a problem. Google and bing have lots of information teaching the embedding. However, when I present the pptx in a slide show to my audience, I do not want ...
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How to convert a ppt slideshow to a pdf?

For a training, I was given several large powerpoint files, each of which opens automatically like a slide show. I can't find any way to edit them. My goal is to compress them by converting them to ...
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How can I set a default font in Microsoft Office Word/PowerPoint in Office 2013, on a Windows 10 desktop/laptop?

How can I set a default font in Microsoft Office Word/PowerPoint in Office 2013, on a Windows 10 desktop/laptop? XP and 7 solutions do not work with Windows 10. Thank you.
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Show slide before first animation in slide zoom preview image

I have a slide with an image and a few annotations to that image. I want to zoom to this slide from an overview slide. On the overview slide, I don't want the annotations to show yet, so I added ...
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Powerpoint effect for permanent style change?

I have some object in a Powerpoint slide; let's say it's a textbox. The object is always visible - I never want it to "enter" or "exit"; but I do want, on mouse click, to change ...
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Lock images within power point

We know that we can make images can not be accessed by using slide master, but recently people already know, Things getting hard to share ppt file including original copyright I want to include my ...
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Powerpoint: change keyboard shortcut to view current slide

How do I change (or add) the keyboard shortcut (currently shift-f5), e.g. to f1, for viewing the current slide? My workflow: I go over the slides in slide-show mode. When I need to modify a slide, I ...
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How do I set "Lock aspect ratio" to on by default in PowerPoint?

In Winword, if I paste a picture and try to resize it, the aspect ratio is locked. In PowerPoint however, it is off by default: How can I set the default to locked? (the version is Microsoft 365 Apps ...
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Is there a way to do LaTeX-style image insertions into Powerpoint?

I have to produce a slideshow that changes every so often, but mostly just the images. I have a system for producing the images where, when I update images, I store them in a folder with an updated ...
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trigger to congratulate people

I have a task that I've been working on for 2 weeks now and I can't complete it. I need to find a way to congratulate people who are celebrating their birthday today on behalf of the company, and do ...
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Update PowerPoint 2016 to 2019

I am using a Windows 10 Asus laptop and I have a Microsoft 365 subscription. I want to update from the 2016 version to the 2019 version, But when I go the account settings of powerpoint and check for ...
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How to hide a shape during the slideshow?

I want to hide a rectangle shape during the slide show and in the output video. I have tried with 'appear' animation on the shape to be hidden with "start animation on click", and setting &...
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Remove audio file from PowerPoint

Is there a way to delete a custom audio file that I had added from the above list?
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What is the Powerpoint Graphics ribbon and how can I make my own?

I can't seem to find anything when I search for this so here goes: I got a Powerpoint presentation sent to me from a colleague. In it he used a shape that I thought was pretty neat. When I clicked on ...
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Select specific slides from existing .PPT from a required index in excel document, can this be done? [duplicate]

How can I select relevant slides only from .ppt from an excel index (below)? Has anyone solved this?
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Powerpoint missing resolve action for comments

When using powerpoint, sometimes the comments have the "resolve" action but sometimes they don't. I could not figure out where it could have been configured or if it is related with ...
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Compare PowerPoint versions on Onedrive (Office 365)

OneDrive automatically saves versions of your files. Especially when coauthoring with different coworkers, this should allow you to quickly see what has been changed since you last visited the ...
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Convert series of .mp4 files to a slideshow?

I recently wrote a little tool that helps me practice Chinese listening skills. It chops an input .mp4 file into a series of small .mp4 files, each having a single subtitle line in it. I'd like to ...
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TextBox ActiveX component displays oddly in Powerpoint during presentation

I'm trying to use a TextBox ActiveX component in a Powerpoint presentation. The motivation is to collect notes from the audience on the slide without having to exit presenter mode. I have been able to ...
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Hide rotate and move overlays on selected objects in Microsoft PowerPoint

is there a way to hide these extremely annoying rotate and move overlay handles that appear on top and bottom of each selected object in PowerPoint marked in the red boxes below?? These are extremely ...
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Make a GIF of animated object in PowerPoint

I want to export my animated PowerPoint object (not the entire slide) as GIF. Directly to GIF instead of Video if possible. How can I do so? Version Info: I have PowerPoint 365 on windows 11
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! The path or file name for \...\filename.pptx is invalid. Please check that the path or file name are correct

Yesterday I saved my work in my Powerpoint presentation (2007), today the MS Powerpoint shows me this message: ! The path or file name for ...\filename.pptx is invalid. Please check that the path or ...
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Slideshow of video clips/timestamps?

I'm trying to create a slideshow where segments of various videos are played. Do I need to clip out the sections of the videos or can I add the videos that I want as assets and ask powerpoint to show ...
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PowerPoint VBA: Merge 1000 Presentations, preserving formatting

I need to merge many (around 1000) PowerPoint presentations into one. My presentations have different extensions, some are ppt and some are pptx. I need to merge them with VBA Macros preserving source ...
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Different Power point Presentation UI on Windows 10

I have Powerpoint on two of my windows 10 computer but I noticed that the UI of both of them is different. This is the picture of PC1: And this one is of PC2: I might add that I have no subscription ...
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Showing a small subset of font choices in Powerpoint/Word

Is it possible to make only a small subset of fonts show up in the long list of Powerpoint/Word fonts, so that I do not have to scroll trough millions of fonts I never use to find the one(s) I need? ...
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Powerpoint, dual monitor, restrict to only affect one monitor

The question is very similar to With dual-monitors, how can I set up one screen so it won't affect the other? Except for my version 16.55 in December 2021, the options have changed so the previous ...
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Excel table in Powerpoint retaining quality

I have created a table in excel with 16 rows, and 9 columns. A few of the columns contain conditional formatting, including coloured cells, and even data bars. When I take the table over to Powerpoint ...
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How to prevent Powerpoint from creating an empty title after deletion

I have little hope on this one but it's worth asking. When using Powerpoint, many times I delete the last field (say, last bullet point field; or last title field). Powerpoint then automatically ...
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How can reduce wasted vertical space in new Office applications on Windows?

The following screenshot demonstrates how the title bar got much taller from the previous version. With the padding added around the ribbon area, I feel too much vertical space on my laptop's screen ...
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How to make sound icons appear on my slides in PP 2013 in order to format clips

Some time ago I created a large Powerpoint 2013 project (20 minutes), including audio clips. I now want to reformat the presentation, including the audio. I am unable to find a sound icon on anything ...
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